“To the ranter: Voting is not a privilege, it’s a right. Do you understand the difference? And you would have anyone receiving any kind of assistance to not have the right to vote. Are you including farm subsidies? How about grandma who worked hard all he life and gets a little help with her medicines? Basically you are saying these are not citizens — that they are worthless."
“To Betty: So how you have been misinformed on healthcare. Obamacare as you and others want to call it. Is better for you and other older people. If we can fight wars and throw money away, surely we can take care of our people with healthcare for everyone. Your premium rise has nothing to do with Obamacare, It is your greedy insurance providers."
“Does it bother anybody that Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia who actually sits on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology doesn't believe in science? What do you reckon folks from other countries think when they read something like that? You reckon when they think of a typical southern man, the first thing that comes to mind is Larry the Cable Guy? Ignorance is nothing to be proud of but unfortunately lawmakers like Broun are more common than you think."
Can't believe it
“So Mr. Broun doesn’t believe in science? He doesn’t believe in embryology? And he’s a doctor? Wait until his patients read that comment. And he thinks the earth is only 9,000 years old maximum?"
“So, the ranter on Saturday thinks it would be perfectly fine to deny "welfare" recipients the right to vote. First of all, you would have to define "welfare". Most folks would define it as a financial benefit from the government in order to supplement or increase income. Do you include all the farmers who receive subsidies?
"Do you include all the senior citizens who receive assistance? What about all the corporations receiving tax breaks?
"Oh, you only meant the poor people (most of them working poor) that manage to barely get by because they qualify for and use food stamps, childcare, and Medicaid. The point is that "welfare" extends to a whole lotta people in this country; judge not lest ye be judged!"
Not your job
“As the parent of a student at Williams Middle School, I too am offended. I am offended that a teacher thinks it acceptable to impose personal religious beliefs on a student in a classroom.
"While your religious beliefs may walk hand-in-hand with my own, it is not your job to teach my child those beliefs.
"Concentrate on the language arts, math, science, or social studies that you were hired to teach and I will concentrate on my child’s religious teaching."